What happens when a supposed low- caster, falls in love with a high class brahmin girl ?
‘Well, of course a cliché romance will happen between them and universe, miraculously will act against their love story. They would struggle – Actually, the boy would fight against society for his love while the girl, would give up her love, for her family, in the very end.
And this will come out as an another very same monotonous as well as predictable tale, we read every time, we pick a book like this.’
Woah ! Woah ! Hold your horses of brain, readers. This book is definitely not that ‘same uninteresting’ book.
Akash Verma, a known writer, came up with his new book this time – ‘A Broken Man’ ; loaded with several twists and turns; a beautiful tale of love, which doesn’t end up tragically. *spoiler*
It’s a story of a Dalit boy, Krishna Kumar and the challenges he face, every time he tries pulling himself out of the hell-hole created by the society, for people like him ; for an out caster like him.
The problems increase their frequency, when he falls in love with a Brahmin girl, who is an activist in college, and is the daughter of a local politician.
Above all, readers happen to have a potboiler in their hands.
However, with the usage of beautiful verses in Devnagiri, the book comes out as a surprise.
The introduction of surprise factor is not limited to this only, instead it just keeps rising.
Although, ‘A Broken Man’ appeared to me as the same old plot, renewed and polished by the author expertly, few of its incident did help in maintaining the curiosity of knowing ‘what’s next’ in reader’s mind.
The narration is in third person’s view and is done quite appreciably.
The story is inspirational in its own way.
1. The cover art is amazing.
2. Small lessons, you get from the story, time-to-time.
3. Krishna’s struggle and his success.
4. Chhavi’s devotion to her love and to her family.
Cover : 4.5/5
Title : 3/5
Narration : 5/5
Plot : 5/5
Over-all Ratings : 4/5